Graduated with a BFA in Dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After performing and choreographing for the stage, Miyakita began to explore the possibilities of improvised performance and visual art. Her dance practice is based on the idea that any movement, even simple ones like standing, walking, or sitting, can all become dance, as well as the discovery of dance through the objects and phenomena surrounding us.
Miyakita moved to Kyōtango on the Japan Sea coast in 2013 and developed her Nutu dance, which involves striking together natural stones collected on the beach. Today, Miyakita creates site-specific performances in a variety of spaces including museums, railroads, parks, streets, and Japanese gardens. She has directed performances including Timetable of the Day: The Tango to Toyooka Performance Train (Kyōtango/Toyooka, 2017) and Distance and Density (Bonn, 2018). She has also applied her dancer’s sense of space and time to visual art and has presented art works such as Drift (ArtisTress, Hong Kong, 2017) and The Other Body (3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, 2019).
“Hiromi Miyakita, a dancer and artist, carefully scoops up the physicality and uniqueness held in all things that surround us; the sounds, light, scents, rhythm, traces, and presence of people, objects, and places. Her work seems to make us conscious about existence, revealing to us invisible landscapes. Recently, shifting her expression between video, drawing, and installation, Miyakita has widened the reaches of her practice as if unfolding her graceful arms into a big arc.” – 3331 ARTS Chiyoda, Tokyo